new york, but also the question, how am i doing? it was twofold, yes, it is about me, right, but what do you think of me? that is the question. >> jon: he was a guy that wasn't afraid to take on tough challenges. >> she old school politicians that crossed the aisle. he would give it to the media whether they needed it. he would talk to republicans. when i was the spokesman for the u.s. ambassador u.n., he welcomed all four from the bush administration. >> imagine if he had been on twitter. [ laughter ] >> and he also has the capacity to challenge obama over israel. he had the power as the mayor of new york and get obama to react. >> that accent wouldn't have come across. >> jon: next on news watch the media swarmed the big easy.